Updated Southington Community Resource Guide provides new info about essential services for older adults

April 05, 2017

Screen-Shot-2017-04-05-at-4.25.58-PMThe Southington Community Resource Guide, which provides connections to important services benefiting older adults, has been updated to reflect the most current information.

The guide, which was originally published in 2015, addresses the fact that as people age, their abilities often change thus they may require new services or assistance to achieve an optimal quality of life. For example, a senior may no longer drive and now needs home delivery of groceries, wants to downsize into affordable housing, or needs a caregiver to assist with daily activities.

This free publication provides answers to questions that individuals and their loved ones may have such as, “My loved one has dementia. Where can I get help?”, “Can I get my prescriptions delivered?”, “Where can I find someone to help me at home?” Topics include home safety, in-home services, elder law, support services and other essentials of daily living. Listed resources are based in or serve Southington, and also refer to state level programs.

The Southington Community Resource Guide was developed through collaboration between Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and North Central Area Agency on Aging, sponsored by the state of Connecticut and funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The Southington Community Resource Guide can be downloaded below and users can also access the information by dialing 2-1-1.

Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging also publishes the Dementia Caregiver Resource Guide for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. This is also available on the website cthealthyaging.org. For more information on either guide, call Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, 1-877-4AGING1 or 1.877.424.4641.

Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, a not for profit member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, is a resource and assessment center designed to enhance access to services and information related to attaining optimal quality of life for seniors and their caregivers.

Download the Southington Community Resource Guide